ESPN.com reports that the
News of Granderson's meeting with Alderson came to light on a Tuesday conference call, and he noted, "We ate a nice meal, and it was great to enjoy some salmon."
The Mets may be willing to make a four-year offer, if they cannot get Granderson to agree to a three-year deal.
MLB.com reports that
Initial reports of Konerko reaching an agreement to return to the White Sox surfaced Wednesday morning.
The New York Post reports that the
Johnson would provide the Yankees with an option at second base if they are unable to re-sign Robinson Cano and also enhance their flexibility, as he can play first base, third base and left field.
FOXSports.com reports that first baseman
At a minimum, Konerko will lose playing time, as the White Sox signed first baseman Jose Abreu to a six-year, $68 million deal this offseason.
The 32-year-old played 152 games for the Twins and Pirates in 2013 and batted .259 with 17 homers and 77 RBI over 572 at-bats.
Lincoln went 1-2 with a 3.98 ERA, 1.58 WHIP, and 25:22 K:BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings in the majors last season with Toronto.
Kratz played a career-high 68 games last season and batted .213/.280/.386 with nine home runs and 26 RBI. Rasmussen was acquired in the trade earlier in the month that sent Michael Young to Los Angeles. He went 3-11 with a 4.11 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 113:60 K:BB ratio in 135 2/3 innings between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Albuquerque.
The deal would pay him between $12-14 million, according to the report. Morneau batted .280/.352/.467 against right-handed pitchers last season. He hit .259 with 17 homers and 77 RBI in 152 games between the Twins and the Pirates.
Ellsbury batted .298 with five home runs and 53 RBI in 577 at-bats last season in Boston. He spent his first seven years with the Red Sox and owned a .297/.350/.439 slash line over that span. He is expected to move to center field, with Brett Gardner moving to left field.
Ellsbury batted .298 with five home runs and 53 RBI in 577 at-bats last season in Boston. If Ellsbury chooses the Yankees over the Red Sox and several other clubs, he is expected to move to center field, with Brett Gardner moving to left field, according to the report.
Free agent catcher